Say Goodbye to Clutter and Hello to Stylish File Cabinets
With so many offices, both at home and at work, becoming casual, we feel that the usefulness of file cabinets has increased drastically. We all need a place to store items. It does not matter whether it is business-related or private household information. With a file cabinet, you can lessen clutter and add a little style. With the file cabinets on our list of 10 best file cabinets for home or office in 2020, you can have a high-quality file cabinet that compliments the space you have available.
Our Top 10 Picks for Best File Cabinet
1. TOPSKY 3 Drawers Wood Mobile File Cabinet
This file cabinet by TOPSKY comes with a full 1-year warranty. It is made with CARB P2 Class board to give it the appearance of wood. The file cabinet arrives fully constructed, except for its casters. You have to put them on using the included wrench, a process that takes only a few minutes. There are five casters, one on each of the bottom corners and a middle caster to increase stability. Two of the casters can be locked.
As for usability, you can lock this file cabinet. One single lock locks all drawers, yet you get two keys so that you have a spare. It is available in three color options. It measures 19.7 x 16.3 x 24.4-inches making it ideal for an under the desk file cabinet.
Conclusion: The look of this file cabinet is nicely wood grain. It does seem to look a bit like paneling, which could be a downside for some. It has plenty of storage space on the inside and allows you to keep your important documents organized, whether you use it at home or at the office. Overall, we think it could work well in either situation.
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• Easy Assembly
• Wood Grain
• Good Size
• Disappointing File Rods Possible
2. Lorell File Cabinet
This sleek-looking file cabinet is available in black or gray. It is a steel cabinet that can easily accommodate letter-sized hanging files in one of two drawers. They are embossed for style and feature silver/chrome handles.
The bottom drawer is lockable, for your most confidential paperwork. The cabinet measures in at 14.3 x 18 x 24.5-inches. It is backed by the Lorell 5-year warranty to ensure your complete satisfaction. The wheel casters promise easy movement, or you can keep the file cabinet under your desk.
Conclusion: This file cabinet promises to be easy to use in every office or space where you keep important papers. It is lightweight at only 23 pounds, yet large enough to hold anything you need to store. The fact that it is made of recycled steel further increases its strength and durability for years to come. We think that most people will enjoy having it.
• Simple Yet Stylish
• Drawers Don’t Open Fully
3. Hirsh SOHO 3 Drawer File Cabinet
This single file cabinet offers three storage areas. Two can hold letter-sized files and one can hold other office necessities if you need a place to store them. There is a cam lock on the middle cabinet that will secure the top two drawers. The drawers have three-quarter drawer extensions.
This file cabinet is charcoal in color and features chrome colored handles. This cabinet measures in at 18 x 14.25 x 27.3-inches. It weighs only 24.5 pounds.
Conclusion: This Hirsh SOHO file cabinet is lightweight and great for small spaces. It does not have wheels, which could be a problem for some people. We like that it is so easy to use and that we can lock the door on our most sensitive paperwork. Overall, it seems to be a good fit for most, but it isn’t perfect for everyone.
• Easy to Use
• Compact Size
• Weak Lock
4. Z-Line Designs 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet
This Z-Line Designs file cabinet has a nice expresso finish with black drawer pulls. It looks like a wooden cabinet rather than a file cabinet. The drawers are large enough to hold both letter and legal-sized hanging files. It has full extension glides, which makes it easy for you to access all the files you have inside. The rails are metal so that you can expect it to hold up no matter how much you need to keep inside.
The top drawer can lock. It measures in at 29 x 16.38 x 28.25-inches. This cabinet is heavier than others at 70.55-pounds, which ensures it will not be easily tipped over.
Conclusion: If you want a file cabinet that does not look like a file cabinet, this may be a good choice for you. It is stylish enough for a professional office setting while remaining beautiful enough for home offices. We love the wood grain and color of it and feel that most people will be happy with it as well.
• Good Size
• Nice Looking Wood Grain
• Difficult Assembly for Some
5. Calico Designs Metal File Cabinet
The Calico Designs file cabinet arrives fully assembled except for its casters. It is the perfect size for legal or letter-sized files. There are also two smaller supply trays on the top. All three drawers lock using one keyhole and key. A spare key is included for your convenience. You can choose from one of five color options to ensure it blends well with your current office space.
This file cabinet measures 15.75 x 22 x 22.75. This makes it one of the shorter desks around, but it still offers plenty of space for most offices. It has built-in drawer pulls and a ridged top so that even things on top of it are secure there. Five casters are included to make it movable.
Conclusion: If you simply need a small file cabinet for your office space, this could be a great option. We like the two smaller drawer areas, but feel that some people may not need the small sections. We also like that the top part can hold pens or other small items. Its extra storage that is easy to access. Overall, not a bad choice for most people.
• Small Size
• Locable Drawers
• Easy Assembly
• Easily Damaged
6. DEVAISE 3 Drawer Mobile File Cabinet with Lock
This file cabinet has an interlock system. It comes with two keys and all three doors can be secured with one locking mechanism. This file cabinet has two stationary drawers up top; one has a removable pencil tray for storing small items. The bottom is one single large file drawer that can hold both letter or legal sized documents. It is a ball-bearing drawer slider, which means you can pull the bottom drawer all the way out, which will be appreciated by some people.
This cabinet is available in two different colors. It has five casters to keep it from tipping over. Two are lockable. It measures 15.4 x 18.9 x 24.4-inches. The fact that it is made of steel means that it can hold up to 330-pounds without sustaining damage.
Conclusion: We love that this file cabinet is rated for such a high weight limit. It makes it possible for us to put virtually anything in, and on, it. The lockable casters and the center one gives it the stability that other cabinets may not have. Overall, it seems like a solid choice for small spaces that most people will enjoy putting to use.
• Easy Assembly
• Easy to Move
• Good Size
• Weak Lock/Keys
7. Alera Lateral File Cabinet
This file cabinet measures approximately 30 x 19 x 28. Other sizes and color options are available. It features two deep drawers with side to side hanging rails so that letter and legal sized files can fit with ease. The drawer fronts are reinforced to give the cabinet more stability. A single lock secures both drawers.
This cabinet does not have casters, but it does have leveling glides. This means that it can sit level even if the floor is slightly off level. It also promises to be scratch resistant thanks to a durable finish, but it still may not be able to handle abuse.
Conclusion: This cabinet seems like a solid choice for most people. Its wide size will ensure it holds plenty of files and folders. The steel material makes it should provide many years of use. We also like that it promises to not get damaged easily. The downside is that it can be damaged in shipping, which may make some people turn the other way.
• Wide File Cabinet
• Zero Assembly
• Damages During Shipping
8. Sauder Edge Water Lateral File Cabinet
The simple style of this lateral file cabinet will appeal to many. It is available in either Estate Black or Chalked Chestnut color options. This engineered wood cabinet holds both letter and legal sized hanging files. This cabinet is equipped with an interlocking safety mechanism. This feature allows only one drawer to open at a time.
The assembled dimensions of this cabinet are 33.307 x 23.465 x 29.37-inches. It weighs in at 108-pounds. This puts on the larger side of things, but the style of it ensures that it will blend in well with your office space.
Conclusion: Overall, we love the style of this cabinet. It has an appealing, rustic look that appeals to us on many levels. We even like the simple ball pull knobs and that it is American made. It is also made by a company that respects our environment and avoids over-filling our landfills by minimizing waste. In short, we think it is a great cabinet for most people.
• American Made
• Beautiful Style
• Weak Drawers
9. Aurora Modern Soho Design File Cabinet
This solid metal file cabinet is available in several color options. It has two drawers with high sides and is lockable. This ensures that it will hold virtually everything you could want it to. The metal also ensures that it will not rust easily, especially since it has an electrostatic spray finish.
This cabinet has easy-roll casters. The two for the cabinet front can be locked. One locking mechanism locks both drawers to keep your cabinet’s contents private. It measures in at 15.5 x 20.7 x 25.1-inches. It can sit in the open or under your desk.
Conclusion: For a simple file cabinet, we cannot see any problems with this one. It is very simple in design and can hold a lot of files with ease. We like how easy it is to assemble and move around if you need to. We think that it should be a good choice for most people, but maybe not perfect for all.
• No Assembly
• Simple Styl
• Minor Imperfections Possible
10. BirdRock Home Seagrass Rolling File Cabinet
Who says your file cabinet has to be boring? Not BirdRock. This is a hand-woven, seagrass file cabinet with a hinged lid. It could easily double as a stool by appearance alone. However, inside, it is designed to hold legal and letter-sized files with ease.
It promises to be both sturdy and attractive. It measures 18 x 15 x 14-inches on the outside and only a little smaller inside. It has wheels that allow it to roll smoothly no matter how much you have stored inside.
Conclusion: When you want a file cabinet for home use that does not look like a file cabinet, this is a great option. It has a metal ring around the top of the storage bin that can easily hold files, but you can use it for other things if you choose to. It is sturdy and easy to move around when needed. Overall, a great choice for casual environments.
• Easy Assembly
• Cute Style
• Flimsy for Some
Our Final Thoughts
We know that not all file cabinets can be perfect for everyone. If they could, there would be only one option on the market. This is not the case. There are many and we have only scratched the surface with our top 10 best file cabinets for home or offices in 2020. Our goal is to simply help you find one that can work for you, even if it isn’t one from our list.